"The Artist," "Hugo" Win Big at the 2012 Oscars! See Complete List of Winners of the 84th Annual Academy Awards aka Tribute to French Cinema! 


The 84th Annual Academy Awards became a rightful homage to French cinema! "The Artist," distributed by The Weinstein company but the creative team is composed mostly of French folks, took home the big prize, the Best Picture award! "The Artist" won a total of 5 Oscars including Jean Dujardin for Best Actor, Michel Hazanavicius for Best Director, Best Costume Design, and Best Original Score.

But "Hugo" also won 5 Oscars, mostly technical and artistic merits, such as Best Art Direction, Cinematography, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Visual Effects.

"Hugo," of course, was itself an homage to George Melies, the French illusionist who gave us the trippy "A Trip to the Moon."

Both "The Artist" and "Hugo" led the Oscar nominations with 10 and 11 nods respectively.

There was really no "oh gosh what a surprise" moment of the evening except for Meryl Streep taking home the Best Actress Oscar from the perceived surefire winner Viola Davis of "The Help."

And then, Woody Allen's love letter to the magical days of Paris in "Midnight in Paris" won the Best Original Screenplay Oscar.And in the end, there's really no wrong in paying homage to French Cinema. Because after all, they really do know how to make movies! The ones that are ready-made for the Oscar stage!

If you really want to know what I think of the night's festivities, click here for my live blogging of the Academy Awards, you may stumble upon a gem or two, HA!

For now, here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 84th Annual Academy Awards:

Best Picture
*** (WINNER) "The Artist" Thomas Langmann, Producer
"The Descendants" Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers
"Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" Scott Rudin, Producer
"The Help" Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, Producers
"Hugo" Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers
"Midnight in Paris" Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers
"Moneyball" Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers
"The Tree of Life" Nominees to be determined
"War Horse" Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers

Actor in a Leading Role
Demián Bichir in "A Better Life"
George Clooney in "The Descendants"
*** (WINNER) Jean Dujardin in "The Artist"
Gary Oldman in "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy"
Brad Pitt in "Moneyball"

Actor in a Supporting Role
Kenneth Branagh in "My Week with Marilyn"
Jonah Hill in "Moneyball"
Nick Nolte in "Warrior"
*** (WINNER) Christopher Plummer in "Beginners"
Max von Sydow in "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"

Actress in a Leading Role
Glenn Close in "Albert Nobbs"
Viola Davis in "The Help"
Rooney Mara in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
*** (WINNER) Meryl Streep in "The Iron Lady"
Michelle Williams in "My Week with Marilyn"

Actress in a Supporting Role

Bérénice Bejo in "The Artist"
Jessica Chastain in "The Help"
Melissa McCarthy in "Bridesmaids"
Janet McTeer in "Albert Nobbs"
*** (WINNER) Octavia Spencer in "The Help"

Animated Feature Film
"A Cat in Paris" Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli
"Chico & Rita" Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal
"Kung Fu Panda 2" Jennifer Yuh Nelson
"Puss in Boots" Chris Miller
*** (WINNER) "Rango" Gore Verbinski

Art Direction
"The Artist" Production Design: Laurence Bennett; Set Decoration: Robert Gould
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
*** (WINNER) "Hugo" Production Design: Dante Ferretti; Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
"Midnight in Paris" Production Design: Anne Seibel; Set Decoration: Hélène Dubreuil
"War Horse" Production Design: Rick Carter; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales

Cinematography
"The Artist" Guillaume Schiffman
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" Jeff Cronenweth
*** (WINNER) "Hugo" Robert Richardson
"The Tree of Life" Emmanuel Lubezki
"War Horse" Janusz Kaminski

Costume Design
"Anonymous" Lisy Christl
*** (WINNER) "The Artist" Mark Bridges
"Hugo" Sandy Powell
"Jane Eyre" Michael O'Connor
"W.E." Arianne Phillips

Directing
*** (WINNER) "The Artist" Michel Hazanavicius
"The Descendants" Alexander Payne
"Hugo" Martin Scorsese
"Midnight in Paris" Woody Allen
"The Tree of Life" Terrence Malick

Documentary (Feature)
"Hell and Back Again" Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner
"If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front" Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman
"Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory" Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
"Pina" Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel
*** (WINNER) "Undefeated" TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas

Documentary (Short Subject)
"The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement" Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin
"God Is the Bigger Elvis" Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson
"Incident in New Baghdad"James Spione
*** (WINNER) "Saving Face" Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
"The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom" Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen

Film Editing
"The Artist" Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius
"The Descendants" Kevin Tent
*** (WINNER) "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
"Hugo" Thelma Schoonmaker
"Moneyball" Christopher Tellefsen

Foreign Language Film
"Bullhead" Belgium
"Footnote" Israel
"In Darkness" Poland
"Monsieur Lazhar" Canada
*** (WINNER) "A Separation" Iran

Makeup
"Albert Nobbs" Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
*** (WINNER) "The Iron Lady" Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland

Music (Original Score)
"The Adventures of Tintin" John Williams
*** (WINNER) "The Artist" Ludovic Bource
"Hugo" Howard Shore
"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" Alberto Iglesias
"War Horse" John Williams

Music (Original Song)

*** (WINNER) "Man or Muppet" from "The Muppets" Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
"Real in Rio" from "Rio" Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown Lyric by Siedah Garrett

Short Film (Animated)

"Dimanche/Sunday" Patrick Doyon
*** (WINNER) "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg
"La Luna" Enrico Casarosa
"A Morning Stroll" Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe
"Wild Life" Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby

Short Film (Live Action)
"Pentecost" Peter McDonald and Eimear O'Kane
"Raju" Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren
*** (WINNER) "The Shore" Terry George and Oorlagh George
"Time Freak" Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey
"Tuba Atlantic" Hallvar Witzø

Sound Editing
"Drive" Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" Ren Klyce
*** (WINNER) "Hugo" Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl
"War Horse" Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom

Sound Mixing
"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Bo Persson
*** (WINNER) "Hugo" Tom Fleischman and John Midgley
"Moneyball" Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, Dave Giammarco and Ed Novick
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Peter J. Devlin
"War Horse" Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson and Stuart Wilson

Visual Effects
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson
*** (WINNER) "Hugo" Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning
"Real Steel" Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and Swen Gillberg
"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and John Frazier

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
*** (WINNER) "The Descendants" Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
"Hugo" Screenplay by John Logan
"The Ides of March" Screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
"Moneyball" Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Story by Stan Chervin
"Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" Screenplay by Bridget O'Connor & Peter Straughan

Writing (Original Screenplay)
"The Artist" Written by Michel Hazanavicius
"Bridesmaids" Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig
"Margin Call" Written by J.C. Chandor
*** (WINNER) "Midnight in Paris" Written by Woody Allen
"A Separation" Written by Asghar Farhadi

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Live Blogging: 2012 Oscars! The 84th Annual Academy Awards! 


5:30pm -- and here's Morgan Freeman and the Magic of the Movies!

And here's what we like about Billy Crystal -- as Jean Dujardin in "The Artist," as George Clooney's wife in "The Descendants," as Brad Pitt in "Moneyball," and right now, jamming with Justin Bieber ala "Midnight in Paris!"

Billy Crystal eats the famous "The Help" pie!

And of course, a great "Bridesmaids" bathroom segue!

HA! Funny Mission Impossible bit! And then he's Tintin!

Aw...that's pretty cool! The Magic of Celluloid!

Welcome back Billy Crystal! It sure feels right doesn't it?

LOL...the Kodak Theatre drama and Chap. 11 bit

You got that right Billy Crystal! Nothing solves the world's problem better than watching millionaires give themselves awards!

And now...the world-famous Billy Crystal production number!!!!

Robert Richardson wins for Best Cinematography for HUGO!

And HUGO also wins Best Art Direction!

Movie Montages always get me!

And now...Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz are giving the Best Costume Design to.....

Mark Bridges for "The Artist!"

Those are some big booties!

And the Best Make Up goes to THE IRON LADY!!!!!

That is cool! The stars' first realization of the magic of the movies!

Oh no...the Razzie spectacle, Adam Sandler! :)

6:06 The prim and proper Sandra Bullock presenting the Best Foreign Language film! Speaking a quasi-German accented Chinese!

Will it be A SEPARATION?

And yes it is...A SEPARATION wins BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM!

Wow...it's the BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS already! I didn't quite understand Mister Bale!

Will it be Octavia Spencer?

AND IT IS...MISS OCTAVIA SPENCER FOR THE HELP WINS BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS!!!!!

If any of the winners are cutoff tonight, they should just pull an Adele HA!

6:30pm -- And back...The Wizard of Oz focus group! This should be funny!

And we all agree that nobody can be as equally funny and authentic as Mister Billy Crystal right?

Oh...the Christopher Guest group...they're truly the Best in Show HA!

And now, Tina Fey and Bradley Cooper are presenting the Best Film Editing...will it be HUGO?

Dratz! It's THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO for BEST FILM EDITING!

Will it be War Horse for Sound Editing? Oh no...it's HUGO!

HUGO, no, YOU GO...I've been waiting for that joke the whole evening :wink
And Best Sound Mixing goes to HUGO!

And so far, I'm 6 out of 9....yikes!

6:33 -- Aw...Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog! Too bad we won't see them sing!

But...we get to see the Cirque du Soleil folks perform!

Ooooh, the Cirque du Soleil folks are fierce!

WOW! Okay, fine...I have to give it to the Cirque folks! Wait, was that Angelina Jolie's lips I just saw?

6:40 -- Oh look, it's Iron Man and Pepper Potts! And thank the fashion gods, Gwyneth Paltrow removed her superhero cape!

And Robert Downey Jr. and Paltrow are presenting the Best Documentary category...

And the Best Documentary Award goes to...UNDEFEATED!

Chris Rocks presents the BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM TO...

Okay, if it's not RANGO I'll go insane in a cartoony kind of way!

AND YAY...IT'S RANGO!!!!!

And yay...it's RANGO for BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM! It's Gore Verbinski's first Academy Award and nomination! See what happened? He stopped making those PIRATES movies and he won an Academy! HURRAY!

Is it just me or the Oscars tonight is actually entertaining in a "oh look, it's been an hour and a half already and I didn't even notice it" kind of way?

6:52 -- And back to the lovely Billy Crystal and Melissa McCarthy reenacting their BRIDESMAIDS parody by way of the Oscars!

And Emma Stone...another Oscar virgin...with Ben Stiller...oh no...Stiller did not appear in costume!

But Stiller is wearing a really dark tan!

And am I the only one who thinks that Emma Stone got all the roles that Lindsay Lohan could have been playing, if she cleaned up her act?

Okay, Visual Effects -- I picked Rise of the Planet of the Apes!

But will it be HUGO again?

And the Best Visual Effects Oscar goes to....HUGO!!!!

Oooooh, the BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Oscar now! And last year's winner, the lovely Melissa Leo, is presenting it!

And if it's not Christopher Plummer I'll jump off a cliff!

AND LET'S ALL BOW DOWN TO CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER! HIS FIRST OSCAR IN A SUPER-STELLAR CAREER!!!!

Okay cocktail break HA!

7:06 -- And back to Billy Crystal! Cracking jokes with the stars playfully laughing as Crystal pokes fun at them...oh...it's UGGIE!!!
Very apropo! Crystal poking fun at the Academy's Tom Sherak for "whipping the crowd into a frenzy."

And now...Penelope Cruz and Owen Wilson presenting the award for Best Original Score!

I picked THE ARTIST!!!

And it is! THE ARTIST's Ludovic Bource who had no formal training in music...AH-MAZING!

And now...Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis fresh from finishing their upcoming film, "The Campaign."

This better be THE MUPPETS!

And it is...MAN OR MUPPET!

7:23 -- Angelina Jolie, the original GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO!
Best Adapted Screenplay -- I want THE DESCENDANTS to win!

And the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay goes to...

THE DESCENDANTS...YAY!!!! This is a second Oscar for Alexander Payne, he won previously for SIDEWAYS!

For Original Screenplay, I picked Woody Allen's MIDNIGHT IN PARIS!

And the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay goes to...

WOODY ALLEN FOR MIDNIGHT IN PARIS!

YAY!

And of course, Mister Woody Allen is not there...he never attends these awards show, it's sooooo beneath him!

7:36 -- The always hot Milla Jovovich presents the sci-tech Academy awards

Aw....it's nice to see the Bridesmaids cast reunited again!

And the Oscar for Best Oscar Short goes to THE SHORE!

LOL at the Martin Scorsese bit of Melissa McCarthy and Ellie Kemper.

And the winner of Best Documentary Short goes to SAVING FACE!!!

Yay, I picked SAVING FACE! I'm always happy to be able to predict this hard category!

Another yay! I picked THE FANTASTIC FLYING BOOKS OF MR. MORRIS LESSMORE for Best Animated Short!

Oooooh, the final act of the 84th Annual Academy Awards! Don't go anywhere!

7:51 -- And now...it's Michael Douglas presenting BEST DIRECTOR! Will it be Michel Hazanavicius for THE ARTIST?

And it is! Michel Hazanavicius wins his first Oscar for "The Artist!"

Awww..Hazanavicius thanks Uggie the dog!

And now...the most Oscar-nominated performer in history, Meryl Streep!

Oprah Winfrey, James Earl Jones, and Dick Smith, the fantastic make-up artist, were honored at the Governor's Ball as presented by Meryl Streep!

Oh no...the In Memoriam coming up...get tissues quick!

8:04 -- In Memoriam -- awwww...we lost a lot of great artists in 2011 :sad

8:11 -- More stars talking about the magic of movies -- let's move on now! By the way, is it just me or Tom Cruise looks kind of weird? In a 100% perfectly chiseled way?

And now, Natalie Portman to present the Best Actor Oscar...will it be Jean Dujardin?

Ooooh, seeing Jean Dujardin in a Hollywood setting brings me back memories of THE ARTIST! In color and with sound of course!

And the Oscar goes to Jean Dujardin for THE ARTIST -- his first Oscar nomination and award!

Ooooh, the Best Actress coming up! Will it be Viola Davis? Meryl Streep? Michelle Williams?

8:23 -- Colin Firth presents the Best Actress award to...

The surprising Meryl Streep for THE IRON LADY! It was supposed to be Viola's year, but something happened along the way! Either or, we all love Streep. This is her third Oscar -- she previously won Best Supporting Actress in "Kramer vs. Kramer" and Best Actress in "Sophie's Choice."


I always love Streep's acceptance speeches!

Now, it's Tom Cruise presenting the Best Picture award...he looks like Taylor Lautner WTF?

Argh...and the Best Picture Oscar goes to...THE ARTIST? Perhaps? Maybe?

And the Best Picture Oscar award goes to...THE ARTIST! And by the way, everytime they use the Oscar-winning score, it makes me want to see the film again!

And with that, the 84th Annual Academy Awards, the 2012 Oscars, is now but a mere memory! Truth be told, I enjoyed the cool vibe that producers Don Mishcer and Brian Grazer added to the show! But the best part? It's still Billy Crystal! He owns the telecast!

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Live Blogging: 2012 Oscars Red Carpet 


Okay I had a late start, and now I'm watching some special of some sorts...

Oh wait, there's Milla Jovovich who hosted the Academy's sci-tech awards!

She's also no longer an Oscar virgin!

Also watching the Oscars red carpet live online right here:

http://oscar.go.com/backstage-pass/red-carpet

All Hail, the King of Disney, Bob Eiger!

Oooh, and Prince Albert of Monaco! Where's "The Dictator" when you need him?

Love Emma Stone but she should have shown more shoulders! That dress looks like it's eating her!

I got tired of waiting for Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator to arrive on ABC's Oscars Red Carpet Live so I went to E!

Here's his picture!



I love Viola Davis' look! And that Vera Wang dress! And the no-necklace thing! Pretty hot!

Wow, Michelle Williams is rocking her Mia Farrow look! Love her red outfit!

Awww...the legendary Christopher Plummer! It's about time he wins an Oscar!

Another awww....the mommies of the nominees!

And then...cut to Melissa McCarthy and her mommy! And Melissa is crying! Awww...

And I love, love, love Melissa McCarthy! I bow down upon thee!

And I did bow down upon her, in this funny satellite interview I did with Miss Melissa for BRIDESMAIDS, click here

And then now...it's Miss Melissa's "Bridesmaids" cohorts, co-star and writer, Kristen Wiig, and co-writer Annie Mumolo.

One of the Oscars presenters of the evening, Tina Fey! And no necklace again! Loving the whole naked trend!

And I also want to see Billy Crystal's big production number!!!

And last year's Best Actor winner, Colin Firth! I adore him!

The little kid from Modern Family and his mommy catching up on Oscar-nominated films!

Oh look, my pick for Best Actor, Jean Dujardin from "The Artist!" He looks weird in color HA!

And then...there's Jennifer Lopez...

Nick Nolte is trying pull the Jack Nicholson shades look! What do you think?

And I'm glad he received Oscar nod for "WARRIOR!" Hollywood loves redemption stories!

Zach Galifianakis looks clean!

Penelope Cruz always looks hot!

Ooops, I was wrong...in freaking 30 more minutes HA!

Okay, Cameron Diaz didn't get the no-necklace memo!

Aw...THE MUPPETS folks! Jason Segel and Nick Stoller!

And we all know they will win Best Original Song!

Bradley cooper says a possible "The Hangover 3!" Really?

I like Gwyneth Paltrow, but not loving her white cape! Is she promoting MIRROR, MIRROR?

Oscar-nominee Glenn Close looks phenomenal!

All hail the PriceWaterhouseCoopers dudes!

Both past Oscar winners are now commercial models for Dior -- Charlize Theron and Natalie Portman! Watch out Viola Davis!

18:10 before The Oscars!

George Clooney and girlfriend arrive, who is she again?

Oh okay, Stacy something...Keibler!!!!

And now...Brad Pitt and his "Troy" hair!

OMG...it's Sandra Bullock!!!!!!

Sandra Bullock is planning Sexy Times!

I'm rooting for The Oscars to begin!

The nominees are taking their seats...are you taking yours?

Commercial Break -- that upcoming MISSING show from ABC looks like "Not Without My Daughter" the action edition!

Natalie Portman looks gorgeous...being a mommy is doing great wonders for her!

Tom Hanks takes us to the Oscar winners walk!

And here's one of the telecast producers, Brian Grazer...it's time for him to change his hairdo! LOL :)

And then there's Don Mischer...I'm sure they're all sitting on pins and needles!

Former Oscar-host, Chris Rock! And he's wearing Fubu LOL!

And on that note...we're leaving the Red Carpet and going inside the Kodak Theatre for the 84th Academy Awards!

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This Oscar Weekend -- "Act of Valor" Defeats Competition with $24.7 Million! 


"Act of Valor," the propaganda movie about how cool it is to be a Navy Seal, easily topped the box-office this Oscar weekend. Released by Relativity Media and produced by the Bandito Brothers, the film with largely a cast of real-life Navy Seals took the No. 1 spot with $24.7 million.

Tyler Perry's first foray into the romantic drama genre also had a strong box-office showing. "Good Deeds" from Lionsgate opened at No. 2 with $16 million. Co-starring Thandie Newton and Gabrielle Union, the film surprisingly earned an A CinemaScore and 85 percent of the ticket-buyers were over the age of 25 -- a good sign for box-office longevity.

When I interviewed Perry for the film, he said that "Good Deeds" was a preparation of some sorts for his upcoming "Alex Cross" movie. He wanted to see if he has what it takes to be a leading man. (Check out my full interview with Tyler Perry right here, with Thandie Newton right here, and the adorable Gabrielle Union right here)

At No. 3 was "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" which held wel with $13.5 million. Previous weekend's box-office champ, "Safe House," landed at No. 4. Starring Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, "Safe House" sold $11.4 million worth of box-office tickets.

And Screen Gems has something to celebrate! For the first time, one of their titles has crossed teh $100 million mark. That, of course, was "The Vow" starring Channing Tatum and Rachel McAdams. The romantic drama landed at No. 5 with $10 million but is being predicted to earn $103 million by Sunday!

But Universal and Summit might not be in any celebratory mood this weekend. Universal's raunchy comedy (and my pick of the week), "Wanderlust," failed to whet the appetite of moviegoers. Starring Paul Rudd and Jennifer Aniston, the funny R-rated flick only managed $6.6 million debuting at No. 8.

Summit's "Gone," starring Amanda Seyfried, also failed to sizzle! The abduction tale came in at No. 9 with $5 million. Targeted heavily to younger female audience, Summit has said that it has a net risk of $2 million, so I guess they're safe? (Check out my full interview with Amanda Seyfried for "Gone" right here)

Here's the estimated Top 10 box-office movies for Oscar weekend of Feb. 24th:

1. Act of Valor, 1/3,039, Relativity/Bandito Brothers, $24.7 million
2. Tyler Perry's Good Deeds, 1/2,132, Lionsgate, $16 million
3. Journey 2, 3/3,350, New Line/Warner Bros., $13.5 million, $76.7 million
4. Safe House, 3/3,052, Universal, $11.4 million, $98.1 million
5. The Vow, 2/3,038, Screen Gems/Spyglass, $10 million, $103 million
6. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, 2/3,174, Sony/Hyde Park, $8.8 million, $37.9 million
7. This Means War, 2/3,189, Fox, $8.5 million, $33.6 million
8. Wanderlust, 1/2,002, Universal, $6.6 million
9. Gone, 1/2,186, Summit, $5 million
10. The Secret World of Arrietty, 2/1,522, Disney/Studio Ghibli, $4.5 million, $14.7 million

SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

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Adam Sandler Nominated for 11 RAZZIE Awards, Sets New Record! See Full RAZZIE Nominations List! 


On Oscar eve, Adam Sandler received some berry bad news -- all the three movies released by his Happy Madison Productions dominated the list of contenders for the 32nd Annual Razzie Awards!

Sandler beat Eddie Murphy's record for the most nominations by an individual in a single year! As either an actor, writer, and/or producer on "Jack & Jill," "Bucky Larson," and "Just Go With It," the star received 11 Razzie nominations and thereby crowned with the Worst Achievements in Film in 2011.

Sandler's abysmal cross-dressing fantasy comedy, "Jack & Jill" received 12 nods including Worst Picture. Sandler was nominated for Worst Actor for "Jack & Jill" and "Just Go With It." The actor was also nominated for Worst Actress for his role as Jill, Jack's twin sister.

Katie Holmes received a Worst Supporting Actress nod for the movie, as well as Oscar winner, Al Pacino, for gasp (!), playing himself!

Other Worst Picture contenders were "Bucky Larson," "New Year's Eve," "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," (the Razzies love calling this Michael Bay masterpiece "Trannies"), and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1."

For the first time in Razzie history, all five nominated Worst Pictures were also duking it out for Worst Director, Worst Screenplay, and Worst Screen Ensemble."

"Winners" will be announced on Sunday, April 1, yup, April Fools' Day. Once upon a time, the Razzie Award "winners" were announced on Oscar eve, but the organizers changed the date to allow the Razzies more than 600 voting members additional time "to see the drek they will eventually dishonor" according to razzies.com.

And now, without further adieu, check out the nominees of the 32nd Annual Razzie Awards:

Worst Picture
BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR
Columbia Pictures / Happy Madison Productions

JACK & JILL
Columbia Pictures / Happy Madison Productions

NEW YEAR'S EVE
Warner Bros / New Line Cinema

TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
Paramount Pictures / Hasbro

TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART I
Summit Entertainment

Worst Actor
Russell Brand
ARTHUR

Nicolas Cage
DRIVE ANGRY 3-D, SEASON OF THE WITCH and TRESPASS

Taylor Lautner
ABDUCTION and TWILIGHT S.B.D. PART I

Adam Sandler
JACK & JILL and JUST GO WITH IT

Nick Swardson
BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR

Worst Actress

Martin Lawrence (As "Momma")
BIG MOMMAS: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

Sarah Palin (As "Herself")
SARAH PALIN: THE UNDEFEATED

Sarah Jessica Parker
I DON'T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT and NEW YEAR'S EVE

Adam Sandler (As "Jill")
JACK & JILL

Kristen Stewart
TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART I

Worst Supporting Actor
Patrick Dempsey
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON

James Franco
YOUR HIGHNESS

Ken Jeong
BIG MOMMA'S #3, HANGOVER PART 2, TRANSFORMERS #3 and ZOOKEEPER

Al Pacino (As "Al Pacino")
JACK & JILL

Nick Swardson
JACK & JILL and JUST GO WITH IT

Worst Supporting Actress
Katie Holmes
JACK & JILL

Brandon T. Jackson (As "Charmaine")
BIG MOMMAS: LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

Nicole Kidman
JUST GO WITH IT

David Spade (As "Monica")
JACK & JILL

The Underwear Model (aka Rosie Huntington-Whiteley)
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON

Worst Screen Ensemble

The Entire Cast of BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR

The Entire Cast of JACK & JILL

The Entire Cast of NEW YEAR'S EVE

The Entire Cast of TRANSFORMERS:DARK OF THE MOON

The Entire Cast of TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART I

Worst Director
Michael Bay
TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON

Tom Brady
BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR

Bill Condon
TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART I

Dennis Dugan
JACK & JILL and JUST GO WITH IT

Garry Marshall
NEW YEAR'S EVE

Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel
ARTHUR

BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR
(Rip-Off of BOOGIE NIGHTS and A STAR IS BORN)

THE HANGOVER PART 2
(Both a Sequel AND a Remake!)

JACK & JILL
(Remake/Rip-Off of Ed Woods' GLEN OR GLENDA)

TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART I

Worst Screen Couple
Nicolas Cage & Anyone Sharing the Screen with Him in Any of His Three 2011 Movies

Shia LeBeouf & The Underwear Model (aka Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) TRANNIES #3

Adam Sandler & EITHER Jennifer Aniston OR Brooklyn Decker / JUST GO WITH IT

Adam Sandler and EITHER Katie Holmes, Al Pacino OR Adam Sandler / JACK & JILL

Krtisten Stewart & EITHER Taylor Lautner OR Robert Pattinson / TWILIGHT: BREAKING DAWN PART I

Worst Screenplay
BUCKY LARSON: BORN TO BE A STAR
Written by Adam Sandler, Allen Covert and Nick Swardson

JACK & JILL
Screenplay by Steve Koren & Adam Sandler, Story by Ben Zook

NEW YEAR'S EVE
Written by Katherine Fugate

TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON
Written by Ehren Kruger

TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART I
Screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg

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